About AFS and Metalcasting

AFS Staff Speakers Bureau

Shelly Dutler
Director of Education 

Topics: AFS Institute, Metalcasting Industry Education and Training, E-Learning Initiative, Material Science and Engineering, Foundry in a Box

Rich Jefferson
Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Topics: Marketing & Communications, Government Affairs, Public Relations, Journalism

Doug Kurkul

Topics: Overview of AFS and the Institute (a review of “what’s new at AFS,” as well as member benefits), AFS Involvement, Government Advocacy and Issues Affecting Metalcasters, Revitalization of the North American Metalcasting Industry, The Manufacturing Economy

Scott Lammers
Technical Director

Topics: Melting / Pouring, Process Control, Molding Methods ( Shell Mold, Cold Box, No Bake, Green Sand ) Copper Based Alloys, Cast Iron and Steel Alloys, Testing and Inspection, Casting Defects 

Steve Robison
Senior Technical Director

Topics: Aluminum Casting, Energy Conservation, AFS Involvement, AFS Committee Structure, Metalcasting Research

Stephanie Salmon
Government Affairs Representative, Washington Office

Topics: Government Advocacy, Policy Issues Affecting Metalcasters, Silica Regulation

Ben Yates
Vice President, Business Development & Sales

Topics: AFS ROI: Getting the most out of your AFS membership, Grassroots Advocacy: Why engaging is important and how to get started, Sales Strategy: Map, Measure, Manage


Directory of Metalcasting Industry Speakers

AFS also offers an extensive Directory of Metalcasting Industry Speakers from among the AFS membership, which is updated once every two years by the AFS Technical Services Department. To contact one of the speakers, call AFS Technical department at 800-537-4237.

Click here for the most recent version by topic.